CBS Executive Fired After Making Comments Critical of Las Vegas Concert Attendees

By A.J. Katz 

CBS has fired a legal executive who went on Facebook early this morning and posted provocative comments after last night’s massacre in Las Vegas.

Hayley Geftman-Gold, vp and senior counsel in strategic transactions at CBS, wrote just hours after last night’s massacre at an outdoor country music festival, “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing. I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans are often republican gun toters.”

Geftman-Gold’s Facebook comments went viral, and CBS terminated her not long after.


TVNewser received the following statement from a CBS Spokesperson: “This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS. Her views as expressed on social media are deeply unacceptable to all of us at CBS. Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families.”